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What's A Tea Partier Thinking? You Assume They Think


Tea Party Rally

I would have to say that the radical spokesperson for Freedom Watch, President Larry Klayman, would be speaking for his people when he takes to the podium to address the crowd. He's the group's leader. His words are the movement's gospel. And if you accept that premise we're in trouble. Klayman is seemingly deranged out of his gourd as he speaks for this far right coven. They have become a cancer that's overtaking it's host (the GOP). We can pray for the patient, and hope there's some way to put the disease into remission.

If you can stomach it, you really should watch this clip of them calling for a "peaceful" revolution. You'll learn that Obama bows down to Allah, he reads the Koran, he's not a true American. Their solution is for him to "surrender" and come out and face this mob, submitting to them by holding his hands out -- for shackles, or up -- so they can more easily slip a noose around his neck and lynch him. Peaceful?

I'm not sold this group knows the meaning of the Constitution nor the laws the cherished document represents. It appears from their rhetoric that this land is their land, this land ain't my land.

If here's any doubt that the vile and disillusioned Republican wing known as the Tea Party is now over the cliff, out of their minds and dead-on ignorant, your veil of confusion is now lifted with this Klayman clip. And what's behind the "curtain" is nothing short of shocking. I'd prefer spending  an evening dining with the 'walkers' in Walking Dead, than popping open a cold one with this wackadoo.


Newt Gingrich: "I think conservatives in general got in the habit of talking to themselves." Yep, nobody else would listen.


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Steve Kornacki has an interview with Newt Gingrich at Salon that's worth a read. Here's one completely out of context Newt quote that struck me because it rings true for Republicans no matter what the frame of reference:

"None of that seemed at all obvious to us."

Just ask Willard M. Romney and his sidekick Ann. And Karl Rove. As much as it pains me to say this, I have to agree with Newt: The GOP was, and continues to be, oblivious, despite the fact that a very desperate Republican party is striving to be "new and improved."

And failing repeatedly.

Here is another Moment of Reluctant Agreement with Newt:

I think conservatives in general got in the habit of talking to themselves. I think that they in a sense got isolated into their own little world. So our pollsters, many of whom were wrong about turnout. No Republican pollster thought you could get 87 percent turnout in Milwaukee. You just sort of have to say that to some extent the degree to which we believed that the other side was kidding themselves, it turned out in fact in the real world – this is a part of what makes politics so fascinating – it turned out in the real world we were kidding ourselves.

Of course conservatives talk to themselves. Nobody else will listen, plus that's what many delusional people do.

Short version: Republicans live in Opposite World, and they inexplicably continue to abide by these words of an "unnamed Bush aide" (later identified as the now-very tarnished Karl Rove):

"We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out."

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Worrisome South Carolina climate change report kept secret for over a year


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One of the nation’s most conservative states failed to release a 102-page report by scientists on how climate change is a reality and how the public should be educated about it. Or as I like to call it, cutting off their lives nose to spite their face.

Honesty, common sense, facts, and self-preservation. How novel.

The report includes studies from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

For example, they say, South Carolina "should prepare for increases in wildlife disease, loss of prime duck hunting habitat and the potential invasion of non-native species such as piranha and Asian swamp eels. Many such exotic species have taken hold in Florida, but as temperatures rise, could move into South Carolina."

Among other disturbing consequences that the state faces, the findings say that “dead zones” in the ocean will increase, as will droughts, flooding due to a rise in sea levels, and of course, disease that would affect sea life and vegetation.

Via The State:

A team of state scientists has outlined serious concerns about the damage South Carolina will suffer from climate change – threats that include invading eels, dying salt marshes, flooded homes and increased diseases in the state’s wildlife.

But few people have seen the team’s study. The findings are outlined in a report on global warming that has been kept secret by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources for more than a year because agency officials say their “priorities have changed.” [...]

Authors of the November 2011 draft said global warming is a reality and the DNR should take a lead role in educating the public about climate change while also increasing scientific research. [...]

Team members left little doubt in the report that they believe rising global temperatures are linked to man-made pollution. That point is widely accepted in the scientific community. Data show sharp increases since the Industrial Revolution of pollutants, such as carbon dioxide, that cause global warming.

The Department of Natural Resources head, who had wanted the report released, retired after he and the then-board chairwoman Caroline Rhodes clashed. Guess which conservative politician promoted Rhodes to her position as board chair shortly after being elected governor? Hint: It rhymes with Schnikki Schnaley.

Here's an idea: Keep the public informed instead of failing to disclose pesky scientific facts that irk your fellow Republicans (Gov. Haley, I'm talking to you) and your corporate pals. Then again, nobody ever said Republicans had foresight, wisdom, ethics, or good judgment.

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Chart: Ruh-roh! Red state socialism alert!



There it is, in black and white, red and blue. Takers and makers, moochers and givers, socialists and ...

Wait. Just. A minute.

Oh my GOD! Look at that chart! What's become of this country of ours?!  The Red State Socialists are winning! The Takers are Taking! Taking OVER, that is! Hide the kids! Everybody panic!


Or, just get a grip and realize that the government is there to represent us (aka elections), protect us, keep us safe, help us, and even provide opportunity. It's about time those on takers the right accept reality, take a hard look at facts, breathe deeply, and reset.